Golden State Warriors Make NBA History with 15 Consecutive Road Wins in Single Season

The Golden State Warriors made history on Sunday night, becoming the first team in NBA history to win 15 consecutive road games in a single season. The Warriors defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 136-131 in a thrilling game that had playoff implications for both teams.

The Warriors, who had already clinched the top seed in the Western Conference, rested their star players Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andre Iguodala.

However, their bench players stepped up and delivered a remarkable performance, led by Quinn Cook who scored a career-high 30 points. The Warriors also got contributions from Jordan Bell, Kevon Looney, Nick Young and Damian Jones, who all scored in double figures.

The Blazers, on the other hand, needed a win to secure the third seed in the West and avoid a potential first-round matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Blazers were without their leading scorer Damian Lillard, who missed the game due to personal reasons.

CJ McCollum tried to carry the load for the Blazers, scoring 38 points and dishing out eight assists. Al-Farouq Aminu added 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Zach Collins chipped in 14 points off the bench.

The game was close throughout, with neither team leading by more than nine points. The Warriors led by six points with less than two minutes left in the fourth quarter, but the Blazers rallied and tied the game at 131-131 with 15 seconds remaining.

The Warriors had the final possession and Cook drove to the basket and drew a foul with 0.5 seconds left. He calmly made both free throws to give the Warriors the lead.

The Blazers had one last chance to win or tie the game, but Pat Connaughton’s inbound pass was intercepted by Shaun Livingston, who sealed the win for the Warriors.

The Warriors improved their record to 58-24 and finished the regular season with a league-best 29-12 road record.

They also set an NBA record for most consecutive road wins in a single season, breaking the previous mark of 14 held by four teams: the 2015-16 San Antonio Spurs, the 2014-15 Atlanta Hawks, the 2005-06 Dallas Mavericks and the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers.

The Blazers dropped to 48-33 and fell to the fourth seed in the West. They will face the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz in the first round of the playoffs. The Jazz defeated the Lakers 112-97 on Sunday night to clinch home-court advantage in their series with the Blazers.

The Warriors will face the eighth-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs. The Spurs clinched their spot with a 98-85 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. The Warriors swept the Spurs in four games in last year’s Western Conference Finals.

The NBA playoffs will begin on Saturday, April 14. The Warriors will look to defend their title and win their third championship in four years. The Blazers will try to advance past the first round for the first time since 2016.

Final Thoughts: Warriors Make History with Record 15 Consecutive Road Wins in a Single Season

The Golden State Warriors continue to cement their place as one of the greatest NBA teams of all time, as they made history on Sunday night by winning their 15th consecutive road game in a single season.

The fact that they achieved this feat without their star players, who were rested ahead of the playoffs, makes it all the more impressive.

The Warriors’ bench players stepped up in a big way, with Quinn Cook leading the charge by scoring a career-high 30 points. This shows the depth and versatility of the Warriors’ roster, which will be crucial in the playoffs when injuries and fatigue can take a toll on even the best teams.

On the other hand, the Portland Trail Blazers put up a valiant effort, with CJ McCollum carrying the team with 38 points and eight assists.

However, the absence of Damian Lillard, their leading scorer, proved to be too much to overcome. The Blazers will now face a tough challenge in the first round of the playoffs against the Utah Jazz.

As for the Warriors, they will face the San Antonio Spurs in the first round, a team they swept in last year’s Western Conference Finals. However, the Spurs are a proud franchise with a rich history of success, and they will not go down without a fight.

Overall, the Warriors’ historic achievement is a testament to their dominance and consistency throughout the season. They are undoubtedly the favorites to win the championship once again, but they will need to stay focused and avoid complacency if they want to make history once again.